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August 2023 Notice

Due to cost increases in so many aspects of business operations and needs for regular repair projects on a 50+ year old water plant, a new flat minimum monthly rate of $100.00/month has been implemented. This rate increase is necessary to continue the operation of our member owned water plant. The previous flat minimum rate was $70.00/month.

This new standard rate will be effective on the September 2023 water services that are billed in October. The following excess monthly usage rates will also be adjusted:

  • Excess (over 5,000 gallon/month) up to 10,000 gallons/month = $10 per/1000 gallons
  • Excess from 10,001 to 20,000 gallons/month – $12 per/1000 gallons
  • Excess over 20,000 gallons/month – $14 per/1000 gallons

Please come to the next CBWA board meeting if you have any questions, concerns, or information pertaining to the good of the association.

The next board meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday, August 17, 2023. View the details from the Board Meeting Rescheduled post here.

Board Meeting Rescheduled

Due to limited board members and scheduling conflicts in order to have a quorum, the regularly scheduled board meeting for the 2nd Tuesday of the month, Tuesday, August 8, 2023, will have to be rescheduled.

The next board meeting will now be held Thursday, August 17, 2023 at 7:00pm at the plant (741 Wagontire Drive).

Water Leak – July 18th, 2023

We have a substantial leak at the water plant and a solution is in the works. Water service may be limited for the next 8 hours so please conserve water use.

We will update this post as information comes in.

Update at 2:55pm – There is a major blow out in mixing chamber. OEC on site with a repair plan in motion. No new water can be treated until the repair is completed. Please conserve water until further notice since we only have what’s available in the storage tanks to get through the day.

Update 5:24pm – Holes have been patched and the repair is curing. The plant is off line for another couple hours. It will be restarted this evening when patches are fully cured. We should have enough water stored until this evening.

Update 9:07pm – The water plant is up and running. The repair seems to be holding so water use is back to normal.

2023 Annual Member Meeting

We invite and encourage you to attend the CBWA’s Annual Member Meeting on Thursday, July 20th, 2023 at 7:30PM. The normal monthly board meeting scheduled for July is moved from Tuesday to accommodate the annual meeting.

CBWA Water Plant
741 Wagontire Drive
Myrtle Creek, OR 97457

Important Business:

  1. Three members needed to run for the CBWA Board
  2. Significant re-piping needed in plant due to age and corrosion. Estimate for re-piping is approximately $8000.  Funding for this project can come from:
    • Monthly assessment of each member
    • Loan to cover costs (will cost CBWA more)
    • Increase in monthly base rate effective Summer 2023

Clarks Branch Water Association is a member-owned entity. Each member has a say in how the association is run. Currently, the Board needs new members to step up and serve their community. Without internal member help, tasks will need to be completed by outside entities. Costs to you as members will go up significantly.

The Board is currently discussing a raise to $100 per month base rate, and if this increase proves insufficient the rate could go to $125 rather quickly. The Board will cover important matters facing the association at the annual meeting at the date and time listed above. Please attend and learn details of the matters facing the association. The more members who show interest and help with serving on the Board and with necessary operational work, the less the costs passed on to all members. The Board and the association need your input and help. Attending the annual meeting is the first step.

Hope to see you there!